1. IftiinOfLife

    This farmer is using an ancient technique to reverse desertification

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/burkinabe-farmer-wins-alternative-nobel-for-drought-fighting-t echnique/ A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday...
  2. Nilotufian

    Every two years like clock work now

  3. D

    Are Somalis and its lands cursed?

    The drought followed by the tropical cyclone. If this was the West, the Islamic scholars would be saying it's a sign from God of his anger with its people like when East Coast US was hit by a series of hurricanes and blizzards in a short span. I don't know, but Somalis have consistently had bad...
  4. DRACO

    Puntland: declares Emergency

    Puntland state has declared a emergency due to drought . Puntland state is appealing for international donor funds help alleviate the effect of it . 70% of puntland mass is in the extreme drought stage and is unlikely to see rain for the next 5 months . #Prayers
  5. Thegoodshepherd

    Fourth rainy season in a row to fail

    The 2017 deyr has failed and will not be sufficient for food production. Gu and deyr of 2016 failed, and so did the gu of 2017. With the failure of the 2017 deyr this means that it has been 4 rainy seasons since Somalia has had sufficient rainfall for any significant amount of food production...
  6. Thegoodshepherd

    Food situation in Somalia keeps getting worse

    FAO is saying that the situation is getting even worse, if that is even possible. 3.1 million people are acutely malnourished, or 25% of Somalia's population. Rains not expected until mid October- early November. I think that the majority of the country may be in phase 4 by then...
  7. Prince Abubu

    Somalis Stay Losing

    Ethiopia, humanitarian groups say food aid for 7.8 million to run out Are we incapable of building a functioning successful state in any country? This is Ethiopia, that has a government and even here we are the poorest and most backward ethnic group. NFD is equally a dry drought-ridden...
  8. Prince Abubu

    Imagine being descendants of the first farmers

    Imagine Somalis being the descendants of the first humans to invent farming and agriculture. Now imagine that we are a mostly nomadic people who despise farming and suffer from annual droughts and famine...
  9. Madara x

    Famine/drought: Is this a good time for a visit to the homeland?

    One of my friends is considering visiting Somalia. She hasn't been there since she was born. But all she keeps hearing from her relatives back home is that 'this is not a good time visit' because of the famine/drought which has plagued the land. Here is a vid capturing the suffering back home...